Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Humans attempt to improve on nature -- again
Nature provides an astonishing array of colourful flowers, but still humans are not satisfied. They want more varied hues than Nature provides. We've all seen the white chrysanths and daisies dyed by being placed in coloured water, which is eventually absorbed into the blooms.
But this one had me fooled. A blue orchid! I had to have it, and when he sold it to me, the nursery man didn't mention that it had been spray painted. I suspected later, when I took a close look, but only found out for sure when the last buds unfurled in pristine white. It's lovely all the same.